Crowdfunding Class BBQ

I will be Teaching a class in Crowdfunding at Cal State San Bernardino’s MBA program. This is a nice event to get to know everyone and releax! Thanks Michelle Skiljian and her hubby for hosting us every year with a big smile and great food!

MBA Programs give structured support

August 14, 2013 by  
Filed under A Note for You, Front Page

By katemjanssen

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Business School: If you make mistakes during your MBA education the cost is much lower than making startup mistakes in the real world.

MBA Programs give structured support

Increasingly more of the best MBA programs have a strong focus on entrepreneurship. Of course, the academic portion of MBA programs must not be underrated, but most people agree that the structured mentorship and the chance to access the great resources these programs provide, are of invaluable worth. Successful investors and entrepreneurs and investors are drawn in to support students who would normally not be in a position to contact these business professionals. The startup world is extremely open to mentorship, but it would take many years to build up the same quality network that an entrepreneurship center, such as an MBA environment, is providing.

So forget about the popular idea that an MBA has not the same value anymore, and just look at the facts. The choice of going after an MBA is entirely personal. The best first action would be to talk to several people with opposing views, analyze the alternative possibilities and give some good thought to your long term objectives.

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What?s Your MBA IQ? A Manager?s Career Development Tool

November 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Featured Articles

This is a book review

Author: Devi Vallabhenenei

I love books, they way they feel and the way the look. I know that when you print a book, you kill more trees. But for me, there is just something about holding a physical book that I love. If you have read my other book reviews, you will note I always let you know when I a book is well made. This book is really a text book. Something I would expect a college professor to assign. I think in order to make the book lighter, these pages were made with very thin paper and which felt like phone book paper. The book was written to provide Business practitioners and those who want an MBA, a roadmap to facilitate advanced management education. Some of the chapters are listed below:

  • General Management , Leadership and Strategy
  • Marketing management
  • Quality and Process Management
  • Human resources management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Corporate Control, law , ethics and governance
  • International business
  • Project management

You can compute your IQ at their website with a self ?assessment. Then take the book and learn the areas you are weakest in. It is truly a text book. The Ethics chapter sites actual cases and laws. For example the authors explains the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act ( which strengthens the Sherman Act) and the Robinson-Patman Act ( which strengthens the Clayton Act). It would be great for self-study, however I am not sure what you would do if you have areas that you did not understand and needed help with. It could be great for a group study or a reference book for you if you are doing online classes for your MBA. You will be prepared to take the he Certified Business Manager (CBM) exam.

You have to be very motivated to get through this book.

This book is an L.A. 8

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